Lenny Wilkens


City renames Thomas Street after Seattle Supersonics legend Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens has been immortalized in the Basketball Hall of Fame, which only seems natural given the accolades he racked up during his 45-year career in the National Basketball Association as both a player and a coach. Now, Wilkens been immortalized in Seattle. On Thursday, city officials christened Thomas Street...

City renames street after Sonics legend Lenny Wilkens

SEATTLE - The city of Seattle is honoring SuperSonics legend Lenny Wilkens by renaming a street near the Seattle Center. On Thursday afternoon, the city is renamed Thomas Street to Lenny Wilkens Way and the city unveiled the new name during a ceremony Thursday afternoon. Wilkens, along with Mayor Jenny...

Mayor Durkan celebrates Lenny Wilkens, unveils "Lenny Wilkens Way"

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, joined by local basketball great Lenny Wilkens, Jamal Crawford, Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke, and Jordan Babineaux, speak at a ceremonial unveiling of "Lenny Wilkens Way." The street formerly known as Thomas Street between First and Second Avenue North, at the southwest corner of Climate Pledge Arena, is now "Lenny Wilkens Way."

'It's an honor': Seattle SuperSonics great Lenny Wilkens to have road named after him

SEATTLE — Leonard Randolph Wilkens paved the road for so many people, so perhaps it's fitting he'll now have a Seattle street named after him. "I came here years ago kicking and screaming," said the guy most people know as Lenny, a three-time basketball hall of famer and legendary local philanthropist who endeared himself to the community decades ago as the 1979 Seattle Supersonic Championship Coach.

Lenny Wilkens to be immortalized in namesake at Climate Pledge Arena

SEATTLE — Seattle Kraken fans headed to Climate Pledge Arena will soon be greeted with a new surprise opening day. Seattle councilmembers voted Monday to have Lenny Wilkens — NBA Hall of Famer who led the Seattle Supersonics to its 1978-79 NBA championship title — become the honorary namesake of Thomas Street.